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Hilton: 'It's always next man up' with Colts

WR T.Y. Hilton says QB Matt Hasselbeck wasn't on the practice field and was in and out of meetings, but since he's a true professional, the team rallied behind him to beat Houston.


Tania Ganguli ESPN Staff Writer 

Texans coach Bill O'Brien is asked who his starting quarterback is. Says they'll have to watch film and discuss.

Tania Ganguli ESPN Staff Writer 

"I believe in the guys in that locker room. ... Nothing's changed in that regard," O'Brien says. Adds, on the 1-4 record: "It's not good."

Arian Foster takes it out on the cooler

The Texans RB became the latest athlete to take out his frustrations on the Gatorade cooler when he threw it to the ground before heading to the locker room to undergo concussion protocol.


Matthew Berry's Love/Hate Week 5

Berry can't get enough of the rookie who ran all over the Cardinals a week ago. With the Packers on the docket, who allow the third-most yards before contact and yards per rush, Todd Gurley could go off on Sunday. Love/Hate Week 5

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Final: Colts 27, Texans 20

  • Matt Hasselbeck - 18/29, 213 yards, 2 TDs
  • Frank Gore - 22 carries, 98 yards 1 TD
  • Andre Johnson - 6 catches, 77 yards, 2 TDs
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WHAT A PLAY!! Hasselbeck finds T.Y. Hilton down the sideline for a 43-yard completion to seal the game for Indianapolis.

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INTERCEPTION! Hoyer gets clobbered right as he launches a pass downfield. Colts ball, up 7, under 2 minutes left.

Tania Ganguli ESPN Staff Writer 

I haven't seen Ryan Mallett and Brian Hoyer within 10 yards of each other on the sideline lately.

Kevin Seifert NFL Nation 

These TDs aren’t just the first two catches of Jaleen Strong’s career. They’re the first two targets of his career as well. Pretty efficient.

Matthew Berry's Love/Hate Week 5

Eli Manning has been on a hot streak, tossing 7 TDs in his last 3 games. And with the 49ers coming to town, Berry believes it's a recipe for a handful of big plays vs. a team that has allowed the most 20-plus-yard plays this year. Love/Hate Week 5

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Ed Werder @Edwerderespn

Ideally, what Bill O'Brien would like to have is a QB who combines Hoyer's intelligence and decision-making with Mallett's size, arm talent

Skip Bayless @RealSkipBayless

JJ Watt's team is losing to a backup QB so sick earlier this week he was hospitalized. Watt's team trailed Atl 42-0. Watt: 12-24 last 3 yrs.

Colts dominate Thursday night football

The Colts have won 10 straight Thursday games (including Thanksgiving games), the longest such winning streak in the NFL. The Colts last loss on Thursday night was the 2004 season opener against the Patriots. They lead the Texans 13-10 at halftime. Follow live

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